June 26th, 2007

Who put the Cialis in socialism?

Ymarsakar asks why my blog refuses to accept any and all comments featuring the word “socialism.”

Well, I certainly had no idea! It was never my intent! I wasn’t even there! Blame it on WordPress! Blame it on….Cialis.

Cialis? The erectile dysfunction drug? Whatever does being “ready when the moment is right” have to do with socialism—or socialists, apparently another word inadvertently banned from this site?

One could make an argument for some sort of link between the two: for an awfully long time, socialism has been waiting—and ready—for the moment that has somehow never quite come (and yet has seemed to socialists to be on its way), the moment that will prove once and for all that socialism is the superior method of running a country.

But no; the true connection is the fact that (as most of you may have figured out by now) the word “cialis” is embedded in the word “socialism.”

I currently have blocked about fifty drug names on this site; if I hadn’t done so, there might be upwards of a fifty or so pharmaceutical spam comments here a day. Cialis, of course, is one of them, and the unintended consequence of blocking Cialis is to block socialism.

So as an experiment, and in the interests of free speech (wouldn’t want to be accused by the Left of blocking that), I have temporarily and experimentally unblocked Cialis. Therefore you are free to discuss socialism and socialists to your hearts’ delight, without resorting to such ruses as soci@list.

And you’re free to discuss Cialis as well.

31 Responses to “Who put the Cialis in socialism?”

  1. Gerard Says:

    I’d like to discuss socialism but I’m waiting until the moment is right…. sometime in late 2008.

  2. Mark Says:

    If I wanted socialism to be part of my life, I doubt you would want to be part of mine. I wonder if the same is true of Cialis?

  3. Dale Says:

    Thanks for that good laugh!

  4. dustoffmom Says:

    Oh for the love of god! I enjoy your blog, love your insight, but for heaven’s sake…..it’s all predicated on “PC” drug interests? Keep blocking such nonsens neo…your’s is a site I visit daily to get a good dose of reality and common sense.

  5. Steve Cannell Says:

    “But no; the true connection is the fact that (as most of you may have figured out by now) the word “cialis” is embedded in the word “socialism.”

    Yes but the lliumaniti may have some role in this………..steve

  6. alphie Says:

    What’s with the outdoor bathtubs in the Cialis commercials?

    Some subtle message?

  7. Tatyana Says:

    I wonder why I never have any spam with either Cialis nor socialism…I must be considered lost case…

  8. harry Says:

    Yes, but you see, its the rich white people who use Cialis so they can stick it to the brown peoples, the homeless and the racially disenfranchised.

  9. gcotharn Says:

    If belief in Socialism persists for four hours or more, contact your doctor.

  10. Cappy Says:

    I’d love to hold forth on Socialism, but am enjoying too much the collapse of stupid hippie relics locallay, such as a retarded street fair that always attracted assorted leftist lowlifes, and Antioch College.

  11. Rickbert Says:

    What about blocking the text string ” Cialis “? It would let socialism thru, but keep drug spam out. Some filters may not allow leading spaces, but even “Cialis ” might do the trick.

  12. harry Says:

    Cappy:
    “I’d love to hold forth on Socialism, but am enjoying too much the collapse of stupid hippie relics locallay…”

    You’re lucky. My only hope is to have global warming get rid of them for me. Towards that end, I charcol barbeque all my meals no matter what the weather.

    I got me the New Age variety of hippy, the worst.

  13. alphie Says:

    gcotharn,

    China’s believed in Socialism for decades…and their economy continues to grow…at an alarming rate!

    Let’s hope they don’t seek treatment, or America will have to find another sugar daddy.

  14. dustoffmom Says:

    Any drug that advertises that ‘I’ should let my doctor know about liver problems…..sheesh, that’s why I have a doctor! No way should I need to alert him/her to such a condition….that’s why I pay him…..to find and know about such things!

  15. Ymarsakar Says:

    communism let’s try that.

  16. Ymarsakar Says:

    Funny post, Neo.

  17. dustoffmom Says:

    Gotta love her…who knows what topics will capture neo…..and then us….next! This blog is an adventure. And the trolls just add to the fun.

  18. harry Says:

    I buy the cheap charcoal too. The stuff you gotta repeatedly squirt gobs of lighter fluid on to get lit. Then its smokey as all get out.

  19. dustoffmom Says:

    Harry….hearing you my friend! My Weber is vital…and from a minimum of April to Oct…be it any kind of taters, green beans, cauliflower, asparagus, name it…if I can’t think of a way too cook it on the grill, hell, it won’t get cooked till the dead of winter, if then. :) And even in winter, my grill is going…just not on a daily basis. :)

  20. harry Says:

    All Im thinking about is carbon. Carbon, carbon, carbon, carbon, carbon.

    Today, Im watching the thermometer. It never goes higher than 77. Somehow I feel Im not making an impact.

  21. anonymess Says:

    Can you find the crass commercialism (names of three ED meds) embedded in the following?

    In the Primo Levi translations of If This is a Man and The Truce, he wrote that socialism without prison camps is possible and desirable, but that Nazism without concentration camps is unimaginable. Fascism created the literary Levi whose writing brilliance flowed via gravitas and eloquence.

  22. camojack Says:

    As if blogging wasn’t hard enough already… :-)

  23. The Unknown Blogger Says:

    “You know, lately the strangest things have been going through my mind–’cause, I turned 40. And I guess I’m going through a life crisis or something, I don’t know, and I, uh, and I’m not worried about aging.

    I’m not one of those characters, you know, I, uh, well, I’m balding slightly on top. I guess that’s the worst you can say about me. I, um, I think I’m going to get better as I get older, you know, I think I’m gonna be the, the balding, virile type, you know as opposed to say, the, um, distinguished gray, for instance.

    You know, unless I’m neither of those two. Unless I’m one of those guys with saliva dribbling out of his mouth who wanders into a cafeteria with a shopping bag, screaming about socialism.”

  24. The Unknown Blogger Says:

    youtube.comSorry, it’s much better on video.

  25. chip Says:

    Cialis and Socialism: both propping up a good time by artificial means….

  26. Lewis Reich Says:

    To avoid the problem, block ” cialis” rather than “cialis”?

  27. Matt Harris Says:

    Might I suggest Spam Karma 2. It is at http://unknowngenius.com/blog/wordpress/spam-karma/ and works quite well. While my site isn’t high traffic, it has stopped every spam since I installed it.

  28. Synova Says:

    A couple years ago a lady who works in a doctor’s office brought a whole big box of vendor loot with brand new drug names on it to pass out to the ladies at our writing group. Pens, note pads, post-its.

    I think I still have some Cialis post-its.

    I remember writing a note one day and thinking… I bet this drug is something really embarrassing.

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